Surely common sense would suggest that not everyone is cut out to drive. That it should be viewed as a priviledge not a right and if it takes you hundreds of lessons and failed tests you should give in gracefully.
I passed my driving test fifth time, and probably did have hundreds of lessons. I was, and always have been, very confident on the road. My mum passed first time, and crashed the car twice in the first month after she passed.
Is this about something/someone specific, or just generally? I think everyone has the right to keep trying to pass their test if they choose to. Imagine the pressure if you only had 3 tests in which to pass before you were prevented from driving for ever. Plenty of capable drivers wouldn't be able to pass a test under pressure like that.
I passed first time and I am a crap driver, I don't think being able to passa a test makes you a good driver. I know a few people who can drive quite happily but the minute they get in the test car go to pieces.
You would have to prove a correlation between taking a long time to pass and being a crap driver. The scariest people I have ever been driven by have been the over-confident sort who think the rules don't apply to them because they are (they reckon) so naturally brilliant at it.
The test is bloody hard though, and so far removed from real-life driving that it seems unfair in a way. It would be great if you could be continually assessed as you learn but of course that would not be a fair system either - the driving test is incredibly strict because it has to be - but failing it is not an indication of someone being unable to drive.
Agreed with OP. As long as you agree that you should, then, be exempt from people making sniping, snide remarks on the lines of "aren't you ever going to learn to drive?" or pointed comments about accepting lifts all the time.
Some people just don't get driving in the way that others don't get golf, mending electrics, financial stuff, sewing or working a lawnmower. It doesn't make you some sort of inferior human being.